Friday, January 30, 2009

Recognized Missouri legislator Jason Grill joins King Hershey, PC.

State Representative Jason Grill, considered an emerging force in the Missouri legislature, has become of-counsel to the Kansas City-based King Hershey Law firm.

Elected to the legislature in November 2006, Grill represents more than 35,000 people from the Kansas City metropolitan area in Platte County. At 29, Grill is one of youngest legislators in the state of Missouri. In his first term, Rep. Grill sponsored and passed legislation, which was signed into law, to fight identity theft and help men and women in the military. He has served on numerous committees and currently serves on the House Judiciary, Ways and Means, Financial Institutions, and Personal Privacy committees.

The King Hershey law firm, founded by the late Richard A. King, a pioneer of innovative public/private development partnerships, works with municipalities, developers and financial institutions to foster economic growth projects throughout Missouri.

King Hershey president Mike Burke said, “Jason is a top-notch attorney and a passionate, hard working legislator who is committed to helping move Kansas City, Platte County, and Missouri forward. We are excited to have him joining us at King Hershey.”Missouri State Representative Jason Grill recently joined King Hershey PCRecently, Rep. Grill was recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as one of Missouri’s Up and Coming Lawyers. The weekly magazine recognized the best attorneys in Missouri who are under the age of 39 and who represent determination in legal work and in community betterment. In 2008, Rep. Grill was voted and recognized as KC’s “Best Local Politician” by KC Magazine. He has worked in the White House, at CNN Washington, and at other Kansas City and St. Louis based law firms. Rep. Grill is a 2004 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, where he earned an Advanced Certificate in Dispute Resolution.

Founded in 1988, King Hershey’s practice emphasizes real estate development, public finance and complex commercial transactions and litigation. The firm offers a broad range of general business and litigation services, and is known for its ability to structure complicated public/private financing for development projects.